equine care

What Stands Up? Facts And Myths About Standing Wraps

Human athletes use a soothing balm to ease muscle aches caused by strenuous exercise. For equine athletes after training or competition, the groom rubs a soothing brace into the horse’s legs, covers them with cushion wrap, and then applies standing wraps.  Properly done, the groom will rub the topical treatment into the horse’s legs while […]

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Share Your Views On Thoroughbred Aftercare With TAA Survey

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance launched an online survey April 10 to gauge Thoroughbred industry participants’ views on Thoroughbred aftercare. The survey is now live and can be accessed through this link: http://bit.ly/TAAaftercareSurvey The TAA encourages all Thoroughbred industry participants, from owners and trainers to breeders, horseplayers, and fans, to take the survey and share their feedback. […]

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Can Beet Pulp Prevent Gastric Ulcers in Horses?

Any horse can develop gastric ulcers—painful erosions of the stomach lining that contribute to weight loss, poor performance, irritability, and colic. Despite intense study of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in horses, failsafe management strategies have yet to be identified. One recent study on EGUS in warmbloods* reported that horses offered beet pulphad a lower risk of […]

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Stop The Spooking By Adding Fat

It’s common knowledge that a horse’s diet will affect his attitude — ask anyone who has had to exercise a fit horse that eats loads of sweet feed. Similar to people, excessive amount of sugar can make horses not feel well, which they can demonstrate by being spooky, having a short attention span, becoming very […]

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Trainer, Owner, Vet – Who Is Responsible For A Horse’s Health?

The answer to the question in the headline should be “all of them.” But, in a 2009 white paper released by the AAEP, the organization minces no words when explaining that, while there should be an open line of communication between an owner, trainer and veterinarian, many times the owner is left out of the […]

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Bleach Won’t Do It: Disinfecting For EHV-1

Recently there have been several outbreaks of neurological equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) around the country. The most common form of transmission between horses is direct contact between horses, however contact with surfaces touched by horses with EHV-1 is also a possible transmission method. Decontaminating any area that a potential EHV-1-positive horse has been, or even a […]

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Using Ponds As Water Sources For Horses

What’s more natural than allowing your horses to drink out of a pond in their pasture? Though it’s a common way to provide water, using this type of water source may lead to trampling of banks and contamination of water with fertilizer or manure, leading to an overgrowth of algae. Limiting nutrients and light may discourage algal […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Returns, Will Focus on Equine and Jockey Care

With the Breeders’ Cup celebrating its 30th running this year Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., the Paulick Report’s fifth annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser to benefit Breeders’ Cup Charities will be focusing on the health and well-being of the equine and human athletes who make this annual championship event possible. […]

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